Art History 282/682, Modern Architecture

Week 6, Class 2

Russian Constructivism

Theo van Doesburg, Aesthetic Transformation of an Object (The Cow), 1916

Theo van Doesburg, Spatial Diagram for a House, 1924

Theo van Doesburg, Counter-Construction, 1924

Cornelis van Eesteren

Theo van Doesburg, "Towards a Plastic Architecture," 1924

Theo van Doesburg, Studies for a House, 1924

Gerrit Rietveld, Red/Blue Chair, 1917-1918; Armchair, 1919

Gerrit Rietveld and Truus Schröder, Schröder House, Utrecht, the Netherlands, 1923-1924

Mikhail Larionov, Rayonism, 1913

Natalia Goncharova, Rayonist Composition, 1913

Liubov Popova, Architectonic Painting, 1917-1918

Olga Rozanova, Analysis of Volume (Man in the Street), 1914


Kasimir Malevich, Taking in the Harvest, 1912

Kasimir Malevich, Suprematist Composition, 1914-1915; Suprematist Composition, No. 50, 1915

0.10 Exhibition, 1915

Kasimir Malevich, Black Square, 1915; White on White, 1918

Vladimir Tatlin, construction, 1914; corner counter-relief, 1915

Alexander Rodchenko, Spatial Construction, 1918; Oval Hanging Construction, 1920


Vladimir Ilyich Lenin, Bolshevik Revolution, October 1917

Vladimir Tatlin, project for a Monument to the Third International, 1919-1920

Naum Gabo (Naum Neemia Pevsner), Column, 1923

Anton Pevsner, Construction, 1933

First Obmokhu Exhibition by Tatlin and Rodchenko's pupils, Vkhutemas, Moscow, 1920

Vkhutemas (Higher Artistic and Technical Studios); Inkhuk (Institute for Artistic Culture)

Alexander Vesnin, 5x5=25 exhibition catalog cover, 1921

Varvara Stepanova, Construction, n.d.

Alexander Rodchenko, Better Pacifiers There Have Never Been; pencil advertisement, 1923

Varvara Stepanova, designs for sports clothing, 1923

Liubov Popova, costume design for a play, 1922

Liubov Popova, set designs for "The Magnificent Cuckold," 1922; "The Earth in Turmoil, 1923

Varvara Stepanova, self-portrait and portrait of Alexander Rodchenko in clown costumes, 1924

Alexander and Victor Vesnin, project for the Palace of Labor, 1922-1923

Alexander and Victor Vesnin, project for the Leningrad Pravda building, 1924

El (Eleazar) Lissiztky, Beat the Whites with the Red Wedge, 1919

El Lissiztky, book cover of the Committee to Combat Unemployment, 1919

El Lissiztky, Tatlin Working on the Monument to the Third International, 1922

El Lissiztky, Lenin Tribune, 1920

El Lissitzky, cover of Vetsch/Gegenstand/Object, 1922; First Russian Art Exhibition, Berlin 1922

El Lissiztky, Proun 12E, 1923; Proun 99, 1923

El Lissiztky, Cloud Hanger project for the outskirts of Moscow, 1925